Burglary does not necessary involve theft. You can be charged with burglary by entering a home, a business or a vehicle with the intent to commit any crime, from assault or rape to taking or destroying property.
People charged with burglary after entering a building are often shocked to learn just how much trouble they are in. Whatever the circumstances, burglary can be a felony crime. At Greg S. Law, PLLC, you are represented by experienced criminal defense attorneys who know how to defend these cases.
If you were arrested on burglary charges, or your son or daughter faces burglary charges in juvenile court, contact us today. Our Salt Lake City criminal law practice serves the accused throughout Utah.
Burglary Lawyers in Salt Lake City
Burglary is defined as entering a structure with the intent to commit any crime: theft or property damage, intimidation or assault, sexual assault, voyeurism or lewdness, intimidation or revenge. Even a prank or dare could lead to jail or prison and a criminal record.
- Burglary of a dwelling is a second degree felony
- Burglary of a business is third degree felony
- Burglary of a vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor
Any of these charges can be enhanced if a weapon was involved or if any occupant was harmed or threatened in a confrontation.
Defense of burglary charges starts with intent. Can the prosecutor prove that you intended to commit a specific crime? If not, the charges might be downgraded to trespassing or breaking and entering. What evidence puts you at the scene? Did you have a right to be at the "burglarized" property?
Contact a Salt Lake City Burglary Attorney Today
Call Greg S. Law, PLLC at 801-428-1029 local or 888-784-3554 toll free.
We explore every defense to minimize the impact of a burglary charge. If we cannot get the case dismissed or evidence suppressed, we are prepared to defend you at trial to avoid a stiff prison sentence. We are also prepared to negotiate on your behalf to a lesser offense of trespass, theft, assault or other plea agreement that keeps you out of jail and/or avoids the felony conviction and all the baggage that entails.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Salt Lake City burglary attorneys, call either of the two numbers listed above or contact us online with a brief e-mail message. We accept major credit cards.